What are the Veldmen diagnostic criteria for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Parrillo, DO, FACOEP, FACEP; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Veldmen et al list the following [25] :

  1. At least 4 out of 5 signs or symptoms - Pain, difference in skin color, edema, difference in skin temperature, and active range of motion

  2. Signs and symptoms present in an area larger than might be expected of the initial trauma.

  3. Increase in signs and/or symptoms after exercise


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